4 months ago in Stuff

first the one-button mouse, now this: Apple plain doesn't do ethics

https://twitter.com/DylanByers/status/1182133441267003392

"this app violates our guidelines and local law"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zfqw8nhUwA

"and that is why 1984 won't be like Nineteen-Eightyfour"
 4 months ago in Quotes
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?
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 4 months ago in Music

You're All Show

by Aldo Vanucci & Kylie Auldist
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 4 months ago in Quotes
Few people talk about it but it’s actually extremely weird to have celebrities at all. It’s a cultural and economic phenomenon that works to hijack our tendency to form relationships and identify with people we find attractive. It takes a mechanism that’s supposed to help us bond with our family members and leverages it for profit. The fact that some people can’t handle this gets overlooked. All blame is placed on the individual, allowing the rest of us to absolve ourselves of guilt and responsibility.
 4 months ago in Quotes
"You can’t be neutral on a moving train," I would tell them. Some were baffled by the metaphor, especially if they took it literally and tried to dissect its meaning. Others immediately saw what I meant: that events are already moving in certain deadly directions, and to be neutral means to accept that.
"You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times"
 4 months ago in Zeug

Psychologie für Nichtpsychologen

by Erich Fromm
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 4 months ago in Quotes
To exchange one orthodoxy for another is not necessarily an advance. The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.
 4 months ago in Quotes
If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. The common people still vaguely subscribe to that doctrine and act on it. In our country — it is not the same in all countries: it was not so in republican France, and it is not so in the USA today — it is the liberals who fear liberty and the intellectuals who want to do dirt on the intellect: it is to draw attention to that fact that I have written this preface.
 4 months ago in Quotes
[..] intellectual freedom is a deep-rooted tradition without which our characteristic western culture could only doubtfully exist. From that tradition many of our intellectuals are visibly turning away. They have accepted the principle that a book should be published or suppressed, praised or damned, not on its merits but according to political expediency. And others who do not actually hold this view assent to it from sheer cowardice.
 4 months ago in Quotes
I am well acquainted with all the arguments against freedom of thought and speech — the arguments which claim that it cannot exist, and the arguments which claim that it ought not to. I answer simply that they don’t convince me and that our civilisation over a period of four hundred years has been founded on the opposite notice.